Rochester MN 55901

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We have group orientations the 4th Monday of the month at 5:30p.m. at Rochester Family YMCA. If you are unable to attend this, we have additional individual orientations that can be arranged.

To schedule an orientation:
   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot:
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Local Exchange News

Med City Time Swap (Formerly Time Trader) is an organized exchange network through which members earn Time Credits (TC) for time spent helping other members. One hour of service earns one TC. With TC, members can “buy” services they want or need. For example, if you give one hour of childcare, you can receive one hour of painting, accounting, transportation assistance, or a piano lesson, and the list goes on...

Everyone’s time and service are valued equally.

Give what you want; Get what you need!

Check out this video about Timebanking by another Timebank in Maine.

For current members:

Click here to watch a video tutorial on how to login and search services.

Just a reminder to be courteous and try to respond to a member's request within 48 hours, even if it is to let them know you are unable to help them out at this time. And another tip, you are more likely to be contacted for an exchange if you add a service description.

hOurworld News

hOurworld News

hOurworld Mobile Time Banking We believe in Open Innovation! We implement the best ideas of our members and coordinators. This broad based co-production model of networking and development affords us all the best tools for sustaining our local communities!

We believe in removing ALL the barriers to time banking that we can. Access to the hOurworld platform is FREE. It is easy for new members to join and learn, and easy for coordinators to manage and report on their members and activity.

We believe in supporting local diversity while maintaining a central cooperative organization to provide accessible support, training, and communications. We are documenting and teaching these models.

We believe that every member have control over their own privacy and content. We operate on private secure servers and HIPPA compliant data centers where all information is encrypted before going out on the internet.

We believe that time banking is one spoke in a wheel of Movements Moving Together. We foster local community organizations drawing together to create powerful local economies as they integrate CSA, Food Co-op, Buy Local, Transition Town, BALLE, CAP and others. The opportunities are endless!

All the Best from hOurworld

Med City Time Swap Board


Laura Dusso



Rob Harveland

Organizational Partners:

Post Town Winery


Rochester Area Family YMCA

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market 

Rochester Greeters

Rochester Public Library